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A medication for lower back pain could be ineffective and cause side effects.
A new study found that gabapentinoids –- an analgesic typically prescribed for lower back pain — may actually be ineffective and could cause unwanted side effects. A research team from Canada examined data from eight randomized trials that investigated the use of gabapentinoids in patients with chronic lower back pain. The study, which is published in the journal PLOS, found that gabapentin showed no significant improvement of pain in 3 out of the 8 trials. Additionally, researchers found that it could cause some side effects, including dizziness, fatigue and confusion. Posted August 16, 2017. Via Express.

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Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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